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Hi!  I’m Hannah and I’m on a mission to give everyone who wants to share an outlet to do so.

Volunteering NYC was created to:
* inspire giving
* empower people with opportunities to share
* appreciate acts of kindness and remarkable people

I will share ways to get involved with local charities and ways to make a difference from your own home.  I will share ways to make good use of items you’re no longer using through giving.  I will share uplifting stories.  I will not, however, share ways to give financially.

When I was a child my grandmother would babysit my brother and I.  Often, she would bring us with her while she did her volunteer work at the recycling center her sister had helped create.  The image of the two of them sorting glass is how I will forever remember her.  Even in her nineties she kept herself busy with what she considered her civic duty. 

What can we learn from my grandmother?

  • You’ve always got something to share – even when you’re ninety.
  • Sharing feels so good you’ll want to do it until the day you die.
  • Your children and grand-children learn more from what you do than what you say.  Teach sharing through example.

When my parents divorced a family friend invited my mom, brother and I to live with her.  She was ill and had little money.  She gave my family a roof over our heads and me endless love, kindness and understanding.  That was enough to change my life.  

A year after we moved in Margaret became bedridden.  Nevertheless, she was always there to greet me with a hug and a smile when I got home from school. 

Margaret helped out my family in a time of desperate need.  I’ve never forgotten that and make the effort to do the same for others in the ways that I can.  Thousands of people have benefitted from the kindness she showed me.

What can we learn from her?

  • Don’t let what you can’t do get in the way of what you can.  
  • The gifts we share with those closest to us affect many over time. 

Well, at least  that’s what I learned from those two remarkable women. 

Thanks for stopping by  I’d love to hear from you at volunteeringnyc(at)gmail(dot)com.

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